December 6, 2012 will go down in history as the first time that a Senator filibusters himself in Congress. That has never happened before and this is one more example of the obstructionism and absurd behavior of the Republican Party.
On this memorable day, Senator Mitch McConnell [R – KY] tried to play poker with something as crucial to the nation as the Debt Ceiling.
McConnell went to Congress and demanded take out for an immediate vote to pass his proposal. Needless to say he was expecting Majority Leader, Senator Harry Reid [D – NV], to object instead Senator Reid called the bluff by agreeing.
It was bizarre to watch Senator McConnell’s reaction to an unsuspected outcome. He forgot to be prepared in case things didn’t go as planned, but it was obvious he only thought of plan A. He didn’t realize that Democrats are fed up with the Republican’s tactics – which they have used and abused – and as good poker players, Democrats called his bluff and McConnell desperately tried to look as dignified as he possibly could while filibustering his own bill.
Mitch McConnell’s proposal consisted in giving the President the power to raise the debt ceiling without the need of approval from Congress. The idea behind this bill was to place the blame of any financial fiascoes solely on the President and the Democratic Party. The last thing he was expecting was that the Democrats agree to a rushed vote, and that is when he filibustered his own bill!
On Thursday, November 29th Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner visited the offices of the Minority Leader to outline President Obama’s proposal to prevent the fiscal cliff. This clown, McConnell, had the audacity to say to the Weekly Standard that the proposal made him “burst into laughter”… Well karma is just like a boomerang, comes back to you with the same or higher force as you threw it, and today McConnell is the laughing stock not only in Congress, the country but the world. After decades in Congress he will go down in history not for any good deeds, great service or dedication, he will go down in history as the most inept and corrupt senator that ever served in the Senate.